Marriage Settlement: Honington and Glamorgan
Marriage Settlement dated 28 March 1776, between Gore Townsend of Honington Hall (only son and heir of Joseph Townsend, deceased) of the first part, Judith Townsend, widow of the said Joseph Townsend of the second part, the Honourable Lady Elizabeth Windsor (second daughter of the Right Honourable Henry Other Lewis late Earl of Plymouth, deceased, by the Right Honourable Katherine, now Dowager of Plymouth) of the third part, the said Katherine Countess Dowager of Plymouth, the Right Honourable Francis Earl of Hertford, the Right Honourable Edwin Lord Sandys and the Right Honourable Andrew Lord Archer (the survivors of the guardians of Lady Elizabeth Windsor) of the fourth part, and John Tempest of Winyard, co. Durham, esq. and Charles Mellish of Grosvenor Place, London, esq. of the fifth part (reciting ER3/2041, ER3/2043 and ER3/2048, and the marriage settlement of the said late Earl of Plymouth, deceased, and Katherine Countess Dowager of Plymouth in 1752, whereby certain lands in Bordesley, co. Worcs., were limited to the said late Earl of Plymouth for life, with remainder to trustees to provide a jointure for the said Countess, with remainder to the said trustees for a term of 500 years to raise £10,000 to provide portions for the younger children of the marriage; and reciting the will of the said Earl of Plymouth, deceased, of 14 June 1763, whereby he devised to his executors certain other hereditaments in Glamorgan upon trust, inter alia, to raise additional sums for his seven younger children, and reciting the death of the said Earl of Plymouth leaving issue his eldest son, Other Lewis Earl of Plymouth, the Honourable Thomas, Andrew and Henry Windsor, also the honourable Ladies Katherine, Elizabeth, Ann and Sarah Windsor and that a marriage had been arranged between Gore Townsend and the Lady Elizabeth Windsor with the consent of the persons of the fourth part and that Lady Elizabeth was entitled to £5,142 6s 0d as her share in the said portions limited to the younger children of the said late Earl of Plymouth) whereby it was witnessed that, in consideration of the intended marriage and of £5,142 6s 0d to Gore Townsend paid as the marriage portion of the said Lady Elizabeth Windsor, he, the said Gore Townsend, covenanted to convey and assign to Katherine Countess Dowager of Plymouth, Edwin Lord Sandys, John Tempest and Charles Mellish the hereditaments at Honington (subject to his life estate) to provide a jointure for the said Lady Elizabeth for her life if she survived him, together with the sum of £5,000 (left to him by Joseph Townsend) and the said sum of £5,142 6s 0d upon the trusts of the settlement; and the said Judith Townsend, in consideration of the marriage, assigned to the same persons her mortgage for £12,000 described in ER3/2048 upon the like trusts, viz. to pay the revenues and profits of the said sums of £5,000 and £5,142 6s 0d and £12,000 to Gore Townsend for life, with remainder to make up the jointure of the said Lady Elizabeth to £700 if any deficiency should be out of the rents of the real estate and out of the surplus to accumulate and secure a sum of £7,000 to provide portions for the younger children of the marriage and thereafter any surplus to be paid to the executors, administrators and assigns of Gore Townsend; and, if there should be no younger children of the marriage, to pay after the death of the said Lady Elizabeth the accumulations of income to the executors, administrators and assigns of Gore Townsend. Witnesses: Edward Inge, Jonas Price of Salters Hall, London. Endorsed: i) Indenture dated 6 April 1776, between Gore Townsend of Honington of the one part and the Right Honourable Katherine Countess Dowager of Plymouth, Lord Sandys, John Tempest and Charles Mellish of the other part, whereby it was witnessed that Gore Townsend, in consideration of the marriage having taken place, assigned to the persons of the second part the sum of £5,142 6s 0d, being the marriage portion of the Lady Elizabeth Windsor. Witnesses: Edward Inge and John Dove. ii) Receipt date 9 May 1776, under the hands of the said Right Honourable Katherine Dowager Countess of Plymouth, Lord Sandys, John Tempest and Charles Mellish, for the said £5,142 6s 0d, and also for the sum of £5,000 covenanted to be paid to them by Gore Townsend, and evidence as to its investment. Witnesses: John and Edward Inge.